Portlandia Club Luncheon August 2015

How Radio Can Give Portland Its Voice Back

Radio should be a conversation, not a monologue. That’s Rebecca Webb’s conclusion, after 30 years as a respected journalist and broadcaster. It was Rebecca’s commitment to responsible, informative and fun broadcasting that inspired her to create the Portland Radio Project. Rebecca will be our Portlandia luncheon speaker on August 6 at the Chart House, our new venue. She will be the sixth speaker to address our 2015 theme, The Power of Persuasion – How We Get Information.

While still studying journalism at University of Oregon in 1978, Rebecca began her career at KUGN radio in Eugene, Oregon. Over the next two decades Rebecca worked in both radio and television in Portland and Seattle. Highlights include reporting news for KOIN TV, co-hosting AM Northwest on KATU, and co-hosting the KINK FM Morning Show with Les Sarnoff. While garnering numerous journalism awards from the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI), Rebecca also appeared in film and TV cameos. She led the Oregon Symphony children’s holiday concert and sang with the women’s ensemble, ViVoce.

Concerned that media ownership consolidation, resulting in programming created in faraway cities, Rebecca wrote a master’s thesis on the subject in 2011. That was the impetus for creating the Portland Radio Project which has been honored for outstanding achievement with two Edward R. Murrow Awards, the highest honor in electronic journalism.

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